Agent-Based Household Energy Consumption Model for the City of Regina

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dc.contributor.advisor Benedicenti, Luigi Lee, Su Jin 2012-08-31T16:51:04Z 2012-08-31T16:51:04Z 2012-06
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Applied Science in Software Systems Engineering, University of Regina. vi, 137 l. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Regina household energy consumption model is designed to estimate residential energy consumption for the city of Regina using agent-based technology. The impact of social and economic factors on the levels of energy consumption has been taken into account. It is built on Complexity & Organized Behaviour Within Environmental Bounds (COBWEB) technology, which is a platform design for multi-agent simulation. COBWEB was developed to study agent adaptation to environmental variability and change. The Regina household energy consumption model uses COBWEB’s agent technology to represent the households and people within the households of the city of Regina in 2003. Each household agent and each human agent in the household behaves based on its own strategy. The model explores the behaviours of agents, which represent demographic change and household energy consumption adapted to a complex environment. The annual residential energy consumption of 8.869 PJ was found to be within 3% of the SHEU 2003 estimate and within 5% of the REUM estimate for the city of Regina, an acceptable level of agreement. The Regina household energy consumption model, which integrates agent-based technology, is proposed as a new approach to estimate the energy consumption of the city of Regina. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Households--Energy consumption--Saskatchewan--Regina--Computer simulation
dc.subject.lcsh Households--Energy consumption--Saskatchewan--Regina--Forecasting
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings--Energy consumption--Saskatchewan--Regina--Computer simulation
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings--Energy consumption--Saskatchewan--Regina--Forecasting
dc.subject.lcsh Energy consumption--Saskatchewan--Regina--Computer simulation
dc.subject.lcsh Energy consumption--Saskatchewan--Regina--Forecasting
dc.subject.lcsh Multiagent systems
dc.title Agent-Based Household Energy Consumption Model for the City of Regina en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.authorstatus Student en
dc.description.peerreview yes en Master of Applied Science (MASc) en_US Master's en Engineering - Software Systems en_US University of Regina en Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Jin, Yee-Chung
dc.contributor.committeemember Chan, Christine
dc.contributor.externalexaminer Yang, Xue Dong
dc.identifier.tcnumber TC-SRU-3565

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